Monday, August 20, 2018

he Other Mother; Carol Goodman

The Other Mother; Carol Goodman
William Morrow - 2018

Daphne Marist is a struggling new mother with a fussy, 6 month old daughter -- Chloe. Daphne is dealing with postpartum depression which is affecting her marriage.  At her controlling husband Peter's insistence, she agrees to join a support group for new mothers.

At this group Daphne becomes fast friends with Laurel, another young mom who also has an infant daughter named -- Chloe.  Laurel is everything that Daphne is not - sophisticated and strong. Before long the two women even start dressing alike (initially, I'm thinking about the movie, Single White Female). It isn't long before the lives of these women become entwined.  Enough said!

I don't want to give away any of those twisty spoilers and there are a few.  The Other Mother is one of those psychological thrillers that will make you quickly turn the pages, maybe sometimes scratching your head, trying to figure out what is going on.  Although I thought some of this was so far-fetched, it was fun, twisty read overall.

One thing I do love about this author's books is that they are always atmospheric -- this one has a remote stone mansion in the Catskills with a mental hospital close by.

Rating - 3/5/5 stars 


  1. Not sure this one is for me, but I like the idea of a stone mansion in the Catskills!

  2. There are so many books like this out there right now. I think I might be safe in skipping this one - it doesn't sound like it's the best.

  3. If I do read this, I'll give it a try on audio. Not sure it's for me, though.

  4. Psychological thrillers really are quite the genre these days. I could easily read them all the time.

  5. Sounds like a good read to take you away from it all. Sometimes I need that.

  6. I've always enjoyed her books so I'm looking forward to this one. I think the appeal for me is the setting!


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